Testicular pain is a fairly common condition treated by urologists, and a very sensitive subject among those afflicted. A better understanding of the basic anatomy and development of testicles is helpful in unraveling this sensitive symptom. Before birth, testicles start out in the abdomen. Later, they migrate down through the abdomen into the scrotum but remain connected to the abdomen by the spermatic cord, which contains many blood vessels and nerves. On the upper, outer, back position of the testicle lies a connected but separate structure called the epididymis, which stores sperm. Normally, the epididymis has a direct connection to the wall of the scrotum, which prevents the testicle from twisting.
How does testicular pain develop?
Some common causes of testicular pain are testicular torsion, torsion of testicular appendage, epididymitis, orchitis, traumatic injury to the scrotum or strangulated inguinal hernia. More rare causes include testicular cancer, familial Mediterranean fever, pancreatitis, an inguinal hernia, henoch schomlein purpura, acute appendicitis, diverticulitis, cysticercosis, lumbar radiculopathy, local hemorrhage, a tick bite, torsion of spermatocele or torsion of cavernous lymphangioma.
While many of the above conditions usually respond to medical treatment, if testicular pain lingers and no known source is found, injured, loose or weak ligaments may be the cause. The most commonly affected areas are the ligaments around the sacrococcygeal junction, as well as the iliolumbar ligament.
What are the symptoms of testicular pain?
Testicular pain is one of the most intense pains a man can experience, and is often so intense that it causes nausea and profuse sweating. Pain occasionally radiates to the lower abdomen. Under some conditions, fever and pain on urination or a penile discharge may also be involved.
Conventional medical treatments may help relieve the symptoms of testicular pain, but they do not address the root of the problem. By strengthening structural weaknesses in the body, as natural medicine treatments like Prolotherapy do, testicular pain may be alleviated permanently.
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At Sunridge Medical, our highly-trained physicians are experts in providing an integrated approach to the treatment of cancer and chronic disease. Our treatment plans are individualized, and involve both traditional and alternative medicines.
The physicians at Sunridge Medical have found that symptoms frequently can be improved and even reversed with our natural treatments. We take a holistic approach to patient care and strive not only treat the disease, but also alleviate symptoms, increase quality of life and, most importantly, address the underlying cause of disease.
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